Social Awareness Activities for Kids

Art for Seniors

Make colorful pictures for seniors.
Make colorful pictures for seniors.
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Making art for seniors encourages kids to brighten the days of senior citizens. From airplanes to animals, drawing a favorite scene and then giving it to a senior citizen makes a great social awareness activity for kids.

What You'll Need:

  • Paper
  • Crayons
  • Cardboard
  • Large envelope
  • Stamps

Many senior citizens find themselves in rest homes far from their own kids and grandkids. You can help brighten their days with a splash of color -- bright and lively artwork only you can give.

Step 1: Draw and color your favorite scene -- anything from animals to airplanes.

Step 2: Add your first name and your age.

Step 3: Glue your artwork to cardboard, and mail it off to a nearby home for the elderly.

If you can share art once a month, your gift will keep on giving. If you can enlist your entire class to join in the fun, you'll inspire dozens of smiles and warm feelings.

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